Month: December 2015

The Year in Review: 10 Good Questions

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One Good Question / Questions

Asking the right questions is more important than having the right answers.  One of my favorite parts of the fall interviews was to hear these amazingly accomplished, visionary thinkers and doers ask questions that they couldn’t answer on their own.    Looking forward to hearing more questions in the new year. 1. Zaki’s One Good Question :  Bangladesh has made lots of progress to educate more people in our society, but we see that the system is not […]

Didn’t get the answers you wanted in 2015? Maybe you’re asking the wrong questions

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I started 2015 asking, what, I thought, was a bold, reflective question for the year.  It was our first morning in Havana, and we were introduced to the ceiba tree and her place in Cuban history : meetings, prayer, dreams, wishes, gratitude.  I took a solemn walk around the ceiba tree three times, asking for clarity for the year ahead. My professional and love lives were exploding in ways that felt beyond me.  I hoped that […]

One Good Question with Zaki Hasan: Move Bangladesh from Fashion Economy to Thought Economy

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Education Equity / Eisenhower Fellowship / Equity / International Education / One Good Question

In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? If you talk about the philosophy of education, in Bangladesh, we’re still like 17th century Europe – an industrial country focused on economic equities : jobs, food, survival. We’re not talking about which common social values the world should have.  After I earn the money in my skilled job, do I understand the value of human life […]

One Good Question with Saku Tuominen: Next 100 Years of Finnish Education

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International Education / One Good Question

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? What education expenditures tell us about Finland : we invest significantly in education because everyone in […]